An Affordable PR Option for Indie Bands on a Budget
So you want to hire a PR firm for your new band to promote the awesome new album/single/video you just released. Upon starting your research you immediately run into a problem – it’s expensive. Wildly expensive. You’ve already shelled out quite a bit of cash for studio time, branded merchandise, and that new amp that gave you just the right tone on that one song. And everybody knows that an all-locals Tuesday night showcase doesn’t exactly pay big bucks.
But your new project is great, and you really want people to hear it – or even better, write about it. How else will you build out your press kit or have serious conversations with that local record label you’ve been eyeing? The continual indie problem is that press is an absolutely necessary part of building your small band into something bigger, but the costs make hiring a reputable company nearly unattainable for the world’s smallest, newest, and brokest bands, regardless of their level of talent. In fact, SonicBids tells bands not to expect paying less than a thousand dollars a month for a quality PR campaign. Who has that kind of cash these days? But without press your band won’t be taken as seriously, therefore limiting your chances to make more money as musicians. And of course, you could always do it yourself, but that presents an even bigger challenge and unfortunately often yields even less satisfying results. It’s a vicious cycle all the way around, and we want to help break it.
Introducing GMR’s Indie Press Package. We’ve tried to simplify and minimize the PR process as much as humanly possible to make attaining quality press possible for bands on indie budgets. This is the most minimalist, most affordable PR campaign ever created that still generates solid results for independent artists. This campaign includes:
- FIVE guaranteed write-ups/reviews about your project. These will come from five well-established music blogs specializing in the indie music space. They will all be unique, and they’ll highlight what each outlet enjoyed about your work and give you plenty of quotes for your EPK/press kit/website/socials. As indie musicians ourselves, trust us – five articles is plenty for the vast majority of indie artist releases.
- ONE written artist/band interview. You’ll get the chance to talk in-depth about your project and highlight anything that makes it stand out among your peers.
- Spotify Playlist Pitching. We all know Spotify can do amazing things for unknown bands and that streaming is the future of independent music. Due to Spotify rules, we can never guarantee a song’s placement on any particular playlist. But we can pitch your song to our network of playlist curators exclusively in your genre, which will almost guarantee your odds of acceptance into multiple playlists.
We’ve priced our services to be as affordable as we can possibly make them while keeping your indie budget in mind. In fact, we are run by indie musicians ourselves – we’re very familiar with the struggle between chasing your dreams while still making sure you can afford to, you know, eat. Our prices are as follows:
Indie Press Package (Single): $299
Indie Press Package (Album): $349
And unlike standard PR campaigns, these are one-time, non-recurring fees. The campaign will last only as long as it takes for us to get the items listed above to you, which takes about two weeks at the most.
Ready to get started? We’re excited to work with you! However, please note that we do screen all music before acceptance into our PR program. We wholeheartedly believe that music is subjective and that everyone with an artistic vision deserves to be heard. However, in order to guarantee our services in this category, we have to at least be sure your vocals are in key and your instruments are in tune.
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